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The West African region encompasses the countries of Ghana, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Senegal, and Cape Verde. The lush rainforest of Guinea provides an ideal environment for an eco-tourism experience, while historic Cape Verde attracts visitors with its lovely beaches and pristine atmosphere. Most travelers to West Africa head to Senegal to explore Gorée Island's infamous “Door of No Return,” which once served the slave trade. Trundle the coastal villages at Goree Island off Dakar, or climb Mount Cameroon for superb hiking. West Africa almost defies description; it is a crossroads of cultures and nationalities, a continent more than a country, where differences are more pronounced than similarities. Contact one of our West  African experts to help you find the small ship cruise for you.

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The Best Time to Visit West Africa

Located on the equatorial line, it has a privileged climate with minimal temperature variation, which makes it a place with incredible biodiversity in its tropical forests. Beautiful beaches await you to take a nice swim or enjoy a walk on the coast. At the same time, drylands are home to very rare species, some of them endangered.

The best time to visit West Africa is between November and March, when the weather is cooler and drier. Wildlife encounters increase as more animals come out of the shady places to feed and hydrate themselves.
How Much Does a West AfricaTour Cost?

Travel to West Africa is an excellent option. A region of remarkable contrast that offers many experiences for travelers is worth visiting. 

Prices for a West Africa trip can range from around $2,100 for an 8-day adventure in Cape Verde to $16,500 for a combined 23-day experience

It really depends on you, how much you want to do and see.

No matter what you choose, our experienced travel advisors are ready to help you with any questions you may have.

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